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 Heralds. (Anglo-Saxon here (2 syl.),Heraldic Colours. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Herald’s College
 
consists of three kings-of-arms, six heralds, and four pursuivants. The head of the college is called the Earl Marshal of England.   1
   The three kings-of-arms are Garter (blue), Clarencieux and Norroy (purple)   2
   The six heralds are dyled Somerset Richmond, Lancaster, Windsor, Chester, and York.   3
   The four pursuivants are Rouge Dragon, Blue Mantle, Portcullis, and Rouge Croix.   4
   GARTER KING-OF-ARMS is so called from his special duty to attend at the solemnities of election, investiture, and installation of Knights of the Garter.   5
   CLARENCIEUX KING-OF-ARMS. So called from the Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV. His duty is to marshal and dispose the funerals of knights on the south side of the Trent.   6
   NORROY KING-OF-ARMS has similar jurisdiction to Clarencieux, only on the north side of the Trent.   7
        “There is a supplementary herald, called ‘Bath King of Arms,’ who has no seat in the college. His duty is to attend at the election of a knight of the Bath.”
   ¶ In Scotland the heraldic college consists of LYON KING-OF-ARMS, six heralds, and five pursuivants.   8
   ¶ In Ireland it consists of ULSTER KING-OF-ARMS, two heralds, and two pursuivants.   9
 


 Heralds. (Anglo-Saxon here (2 syl.),Heraldic Colours. 

 
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